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Old 30-05-2009, 19:24   #41
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I beg to differ... the intention of my question still stands - regardless of whether you saw the film on its original release day or not, I'm just interested in what the oldest film you've seen at a cinema is.
I know what you mean. I don't know why it's so difficult to understand.
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Old 30-05-2009, 20:40   #42
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I vaguely remember a cinema in town - which managed to hold on to the march of bingo until the mid 70's which seemed to show a lot of disney movies, so I guess it was Snow White there.
I think it's easy to forget just how old a lot of these disney "classics" are - Snow White for example from 1937.
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I beg to differ... the intention of my question still stands - regardless of whether you saw the film on its original release day or not, I'm just interested in what the oldest film you've seen at a cinema is.
Yup, that's the thread title and it makes perfect sense.

If it's about what the first film someone saw at the cinema then it's just about their age, which isn't really that interesting. If it's about the oldest film they ever saw in a cinema then it's about their interests in film, which is a bit more interesting, so I don't understand why people want to steer this thread off topic.
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I beg to differ... the intention of my question still stands - regardless of whether you saw the film on its original release day or not, I'm just interested in what the oldest film you've seen at a cinema is.
Erm okay then I will suggest Ben Hur and The Ten Commandments then.
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If it's about what the first film someone saw at the cinema then it's just about their age, which isn't really that interesting. If it's about the oldest film they ever saw in a cinema then it's about their interests in film, which is a bit more interesting, so I don't understand why people want to steer this thread off topic.
A bit like the oldest film you have seen on dvd then.
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A bit like the oldest film you have seen on dvd then.

...only that seeing an old film at a cinema takes more effort and commitment than sticking a DVD in the player.
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James Whale's 'Frankenstein' (1931) & the original 'King Kong' (1933), both at the Liverpool Phil on their occasional film nights.
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...only that seeing an old film at a cinema takes more effort and commitment than sticking a DVD in the player.
Maybe.

Unless of course you live not far from one.

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Maybe.

Unless of course you live not far from one.
If you don't like what this thread is about, why not try to spend your time more constructively than argueing agains it.

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If you don't like what this thread is about, why not try to spend your time more constructively than argueing agains it.
Eh ? I wasn't argueing against it.
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Indeed the OP thread title is not quite right so I will add these two which I saw on actual release.

Legend of Hell House.
A Clockwork Orange.


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Not argueing just stating the obvious but no matter.

Offtopic

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Not argueing just stating the obvious but no matter.

Offtopic
What obvious? The fact you can't read?

The topic title is perfectly understandable (well, to some of us it is).
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What obvious? The fact you can't read?
Neither of those you listed above but this post I typed

" I wasn't argueing against it"

Therefore stating the obvious.
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Neither of those you listed above but this post I typed

" I wasn't argueing against it"

Therefore stating the obvious.
But to quote another post of yours that has already been quoted:

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Indeed the OP thread title is not quite right so I will add these two which I saw on actual release
The topic title is perfectly understandable, why try and change it?
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The topic title is perfectly understandable, why try and change it?
Oh brother

Let me make it plain and clear....







I AM NOT TRYING TO CHANGE IT.



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oldies that I've seen at the movie theater are:

Gojira
Vertigo
Disney's: Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, Bambi

Disney's Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - tie for oldest
Gone With the Wind - tie for oldest
The Wizard of Oz - tie for oldest

I live @ 1 hour outside of the Washington, DC metro area. We are lucky enough to have the AFI (American Film Institute) Silver theater in Silver Spring, MD; which runs classic, internationa, and art house films daily.

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Best I can do is 1973 for "The Exorcist", which I saw when it was re-released about 10 years ago.

It tends to be the more arty types of cinema that reruns classics, and with the exception of the Star Wars trilogy and The Exorcist ,the cinemas near me when I was living in Manchester were just the usual modern mainstream releases.
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No mention of Paul Merton's Silent cinema tour? For me it would probably be Disney's, I've seen Bambi and JUngle Book, but don't think I caught Snow White in the pics. Yopu don't get many old films shown, but did see The Exorcist.
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